Workington Reds boss Danny Grainger admitted he may be in the dark about tomorrow’s FA Trophy opponents Leek Town due to the quick turnaround since his side’s first-round qualifying tie.

Reds are set to take on Town tomorrow (3pm kick-off) after beating Tadcaster Albion on Tuesday night in a game which was hastily arranged once previously scheduled opponents Brighouse Town were booted out of the competition.

And the lack of time between the midweek game and this weekend’s clash means Grainger will not be able to do his usual homework on Reds’ opponents, instead relying on contacts around the game to provide any snippets they can.

“I’ll make a few phone calls and we’ll try to get a couple of contacts to see what we’ve got but unfortunately with how late in the day this round’s been decided we won’t be able to get them watched,” he said.

“We won’t be able to look at videos so we might have to go off our contacts and see if we can get a bit of knowledge about them.”

Grainger will hope goalkeeper Jim Atkinson’s injury has settled down since Tuesday night as his other shot-stopper, Alex Mitchell, has left the club to seek first-team football elsewhere.

Loanee Millenic Alli has returned to South Shields but Grainger was hopeful that he could bring in another signing before tomorrow’s game, while Sam Smith and Ceiran Casson were due to have knocks assessed in training.

Casson was singled out for praise after the 1-0 win against Albion for his impact since stepping up to senior football after leaving Carlisle United.

“Ceiran is a player I think so much of,” he said. “He’s come into senior football after taking the knock of not getting a contract from Carlisle and he’s stepped into the team and looks like he’s been there for years.

“For a young lad that’s just turned 18 on the first day of the season, I haven’t got praise that’s high enough for him.”

Brad Carroll will also be sidelined for three more weeks with a thigh strain.

Meanwhile, Reds’ ground worries appear to be over for the time being as, following an inspection by the FA and the NPL, Borough Park was deemed to be a Grade C stadium – the highest grading possible under national leagues criteria and in excess of what is required at Step 4.